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2014 52 Week Photo Challenge…4/52: Color

Finding color in the dead of winter can be a challenge…you have to be intentional when looking for color in and amongst the greys and browns that make up the winter landscape.  Winter in South Texas is usually fairly mild and we have a good amount of green to balance out the browns…that is until the polar vortex came barreling into town…only time will tell how much of the landscaping won’t recover.

This past week I attended a funeral.  As I sat with my friends and co-workers at the back of the church I was treated to a wonderful display of color as the sun hit the stained glass windows…I couldn’t help but gaze up at the windows as I listened to the Priest speak of heaven and angels…and a life ever lasting.  I can only imagine that these colors, as brilliant as they were that morning, will pale in comparison to heaven itself…

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Just for the record, I waited until the service was over and everyone had left the sanctuary before I quickly snapped these shots…


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Houston is Iced Over…

Living in Houston, Texas usually affords us a very mild winter…The average high temperature for January is 62 and the low is 43.  We can expect to see temperatures that range from in the 30’s – 40’s  for about 3 weeks in early January.  Hard freezes are uncommon.  The coldest temperature recorded in Houston was 5 degrees on January 18, 1930.

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So here we sit on January 7, 2014, with a low temperature of 24.  The pipes and plants have been wrapped and the pets are bundled into their cute doggie sweaters.   We are eating homemade chicken soup and sipping hot tea with honey all the while we are using up our propane at a record rate.

Stay warm!

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Beginning…

The beginning...a point in time or space when something starts, a new experience.  A new dawn, a new day, a new life….beginning

The Lord’s love never ends; his mercies never stop. They are new every morning; Lord your loyalty is great.  Lamentations 3:22-23



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Today I spent more time doing less and accomplished more in the end…

Time spent in thoughtful reflection can bring you to a place that no amount of rushing and running around will ever do…being busy can be counter-productive.



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